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and terrorism. this is a statement. i'll read it to you, congressman. president obama is advocating his responsibility as commander in chief and undermining the authority of future presidents. the president does not need congress to authorize a strike on syria. if assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians deserves a military response, and i believe it does, and if the president is seeking congressional approval, then he should call congress back into special session at the earliest date. the president doesn't need 535 members of congress to enforce his own red line. you totally disagree with peter king. tell our viewers quickly, because we're out of time, congressman rangel, why he's wrong and you're right. >> peter king i thought was on the right track when he said the president should call back the congress. but this whole idea that he doesn't need 535 -- at least i hope he's saying we need the majority. to an extent of what his belief is, it's 135th of the united states congress. so i respect him or anybody else who believes the president is authorized to attack another count
. let's bring you up to speed. it's the option that many did not see coming. president obama telling the world that a military strike on syria will not happen unless congress gives its s approval >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this would not be an open-ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. that's why i've made a second decision, i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american peoples representatives in congress. for the last several days we've heard from members of congress who want their voices to be heard. i absolutely agree. >> and for the last several minutes we've been hearing more from members of congress, senators john mccain and lindsey graham, republicans released a joint statement saying while they do believe that syria's president bashar al-assad does need to be punished, they, quote, can not in good conscience support isolated military strikes in syria that are not
missiles. >> obama orders a report justifying a strike as assad tell s america, you will fail. >>> also, yosemite tinderbox. firefighters replace tourists as thousands race to save an american treasure. >> oh, my god. >> this morning, condition critical. new concerns for the largest trees on earth, california's beautiful sequoias. have they met their match? >>> plus, extreme heat shutting down schools in the midwest. temperatures soaring well above 100. >> it's just really hot, and it's just hard because we're sweating and stuff like that. >> classes cancelled, practice postponed. relief not coming at least until the weekend. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin in syria and late developments on the possibility of u.s. military strikes. just minutes ago, we learned that defense secretary chuck hagel told the bbc the united states is ready to go if president obama orders an attack on syria. and that's not the only new development. within the last hour, we've learned of a u.s. intelligence report that's abou
the world to our special coverage this hour of the crisis in syria. president obama's about to make a major statement when it comes to syria. we expect him to be in the white house rose garden. there you see live picture frs the rose garden in about 15 minutes or so. we're told the statement will not necessarily suggest an imminent u.s. military strike, but rather an update about his decisions on how to proceed in syria. he's been meeting all morning with his top national security advisers at the white house. all this came earlier in the day, the signals were clearly there, even yesterday, officials started arriving at the white house today to go in the situation room, including the vice president, the secretary of defense, chuck hagel, the secretary of state, john kerry. the national security adviser to the president. the top military commanders as well. they've been meeting in the white house. there you see general martin dempsey. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. there's a tense calm that has fallen across syria as a possible u.s. military strike looms. bill neily has been in th
-800-lifelock or go to lifelock.com today. >>> president obama met with his national security team today to talk about reports of a chemical weapons attack by the syrian government and now, there's another claim. the syrian government is accusing rebel forces of using chemicals as well. cnn cannot confirm those claims or authenticity of these images. frederick is live for us from damascus. what do we know about this latest video and tell us more about these allegations. >> reporter: well, the video was actually reported to be shown in a place called jobar. a place held by rebels. i was in that place earlier today with syrian government forces and some of the soldiers told me that yes, they thought they had be subjected to chemicals. they said they were making a push forward. they say all of a sudden, they felt burning in their eyes and throat and a lot of the soldiers had trouble breathing and had to be brought to hospital. and later, we saw those images aired on syrian government tv, allegedly showing a stash of chemical weapons they uncovered today with chemical weapons this them. with an tet
. is it fair to say that president obama is not going to recall congress to seek some type of similar measure before proceeding? >> first of all, i don't want to engage in speculation about a course of action that's not been decided upon. when the president has an announcement to make, he'll make it. as this process is undertaken, we're consulting directly with house and senate leaders in congress. we're consulting with the leadership of relevant committees and other members who have a keen interest in this manner. i think you've seen that documents by some members who have spoken to it. that process will continue. we think it's important that the consultation process take place in a matter like this at such gravity. we're also as we have made clear engaging with our international partners as a substantial list of communications that the secretary of state has had and the president has had consultations with canadian prime minister harper today and in recent days with british prime minister. i would anticipate the president will continue to make calls to his counterparts throughout the week.
. let me emphasize president obama, we in the united states, we believe in the united nations. we have great respect for the brave inspectors who endure regime, gunfire and strouxs to their investigation. as the secretary general has said again and again, the u.n. investigation will not affirm who used these chemical weapons. that's not the mandate for the u.n. investigation. they will only affirm whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the u.n. can't tell us anything we haven't shared with you this afternoon or that we don't already flknow. because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism, the u.n. cannot galvanize the world to act as it should. let me be clear. we'll continue talking to the congress, talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people. president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own time lines based on our own values and our interests. we know that after a decade of conflict the american people are tired of war. believe me, i am too. fatigue does not absolve us of o
. bye. "newsroom" starts now. >>> happening now in "newsroom" abandoning obama and the solo strike. >> for the president to act without authorization. >> a coalition crumbles and allies ditch america. >> the president is going to have to make his case. >> i do believe we have to do something. >> will the u.s. go it alone? >>> also, od'ing on tylenol? 80,000 americans sent to the e.r. each year. ahead what the company is doing about it. >>> plus, settled. >> i think it's a good day for thousands of football players who are dealing with different afflictions. >> 700 million plus dollars. compensation for concussions. >> they're almost certainly going to be able to eliminate any future lawsuit. >>> and you can have your pot and smoke it, too. the feds will now let states decide on pot. >> i love seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches ou
day. >> you, too. >> thanks so much. >>> here is what we've got this hour. president obama weighing a critical decision today, what to do in syria. and a briefing is expected at the united nations today after inspectors gathered evidence to determine if there was a chemical weapons attack. we have reporters in new york, washington, and, of course, around the world. >>> and investigators are digging into a dark path at an old reform school in florida. they're exhuming unmarked graves, and we'll have more on the disturbing story straight ahead. >>> and three weeks after 16-year-old hannah anderson was rescued, she appears to be recovering from her terrible ordeal, but there are still so many questions. we hear from a family member who wants to know why this happened. >>> united nations inspectors have left syria with bags of evidence and stories from witnesses about a deadly chemical weapon attack. as the world waits to hear what they found, the united nations appears to be getting ready -- rather, the united states appears to be getting ready for a strike. u.s. secretary of state joh
mall to commemorate that day and the words that inspired a nation. president obama will speak along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter, and in just about an hour, oprah winfrey set to take the stage as well. we'll also hear from the king family, including martin luther king iii and the reverend bernice king. civil rights leader and former u.n. ambassador andrew young spoke to the crowd earlier today and then broke into song. ♪ i woke up this morning come on, help me. >> a pretty festive atmosphere out there. joining me, donna brazile, and also joined by van jones, two good friends of mine here. you know, we just saw andrew young, we talked to him just the other day. i didn't realize he was such a beautiful singer, donna. give us a sense of what this is like to be there. >> well, this is a historic occasion. this is a reminder of not just a journey that we traveled over the last 50 years, but it's also a call to action to continue to fight for those issues and those concerns that dr. king laid before us 50 years ago. the march for jobs, the march to raise the mini
hagel told the bbc that the u.s. is ready to go. if president obama orders an attack on syria. >> well, as i said, and i think prime minister cameron has said, i think president oulan, our allies, partners, leaders all over the world have said, let's get the facts, let's get the intelligence and then a decision will be made on whether action should be taken, if action should be taken, what action on no action. >> but if they were to come, you're ready to go? >> we're ready to go like that. >> much of the speculation over syria's use of chemical weapons as secretary of state john kerry took the podium at the state department. kerry said he has little doubt that the man he himself sat down with for a meeting in 2009 is responsible for the, quote, indiscriminate slaughter of civilians. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear, the indiscriminate slaughter of children, killing of women and children, and killing by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard it is inexcusable and despite the excuse
this attack. and also it underscores the need for the obama administration to bring some hard evidence forward because with the memory of the lead up to the war in iraq still fresh in a lot of americans minds, simply saying, trust us, he did it, will not be enough. >> i think you're right on that count. chris lawrence reporting live from the pentagon this morning. >>> syria is vowing to retaliate for any military attack and this morning some prosyrian activists say they're behind the cyberattack on an iconic american newspaper. since mid-afternoon yesterday hackers managed to cripple the "new york times" website. the syrian electronic army is apparently taking credit, as it has in past attacks on the websites of cnn and other organizations. christine romans joins us now from new york with more on that. good morning, christine. >> good morning, carol. the "new york times" website was taken down by a malicious attack for hours. here's what it looked like. a group called the syrian electronic army taking credit. a pro-assad group that often targets u.s. media and also claimed to hit twitter. "tim
, to the cnn newsroom. the top stories we're following at this hour. president obama discusses the syria crisis with his national security team. that after reports the syrian government allegedly used chemical weapons, killing hundreds of people. >>> in california a raging wildfire is exploding in size and spreading inside yosemite national park. >>> plus, it has been 50 years since martin luther king, jr. made his famous "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial, and thousands today are gathering on the washington mall to celebrate that historic event. >>> we start in syria where the government is now accusing rebel forces of using chemical weapons. the claim comes as president obama meets with his national security team at the white house to talk about the reports of chemical weapons attacks by the syrian government. syrian state tv says soldiers found chemical weapons in tunnels used by rebels. cnn cannot confirm those claims or the authenticity of these images. the opposition claims government forces launched a nerve gas attack, killing hundreds of civilians. meanwhile a top u.n. offi
's capital. up first, in just moments, history in the making over at the white house. president obama kbeti inggettino award an army staff sergeant just 33 years old with the nation's highest military recognition, the medal of honor. staff sergeant ty carter will be the fifth living resip sip yent to get the honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. you're about to hear his chilling story of courage and heroism during a fire fight with militants in afghanistan. we'll take you there live. >>> first, any minute now, the secretary of state john kerry will be making a statement on syria. all over this. the alleged use of chemical weapons, nerve gas, used on civilians, women and children. it's the latest in a string of alleged chemical weapons attacks across syria. right now u.n. weapons inspectors, they are inside syria. they are testing soil. earlier today they were fired upon by snipers as they tried to collect samples. for the first time the u.s. now says it has little doubt the assad regime has done the unthinkable. fred pleitgen is standing by in damascus. from the state department, elyse
. members of congress, even natural allies of president obama have been demanding coordination. tonight 6:00 p.m. this evening secretaries of state and defense and others will hold a conference call with president obama and other key committee heads to discuss the nation's posture on syria. what's interesting is that lawmakers are not here. they are still back in their states, in their districts on congressional recess. since they're all over the country, some will be on their cell phones. it is not going to be a secure line. meaning it can't be classified. it's going to be an unclassified conversation. one source who's going to be on the call who i talked to kind of rolled his eyes and said this means there's only so much they can really tell us about their plans. as you said, look, there's a big debate about whether the president needs congress's authorization legally. but politically, there's certainly a feeling among lawmakers in both parties that he's taking congress for granted. and it just would be in his best interest to get more members of congress on board. because they are incl
agents can do, as we've seen in some of these pictures. >>> plus, any moment now president obama will be talking about syria at the white house. we are all over this. stay with me. this is cnn's special coverage. ♪ you're not made of money, so don't overpay for boat insurance. geico, see how much you could save. because of a migraine. so they trust excedrin migraine to relieve pain fast. plus sensitivity to light, sound, even nausea. and it's #1 neurologist recommended. migraines are where excedrin excels. it's back to school time. and excedrin wants to make sure your child's school is equipped to help your child excel. purchase excedrin for a chance to win one of 5 $10,000 donations to your child's school. go to excedrin's facebook page to enter. ...and a great deal. .chool. grrrr ahhh let's leave the deals to hotels.com. oh my gosh this is so cool... awesome! perfect! save up to 30% plus an extra 12% off with coupon... now until labor day. only at hotels.com just by talking to a helmet. it grabbed the patient's record before we even picked him up. it found out the doctor we n
. it's from a cnn exclusive interview with president obama. >> and if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country without a u.n. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it. do we have the coalition to make it work? and those are considerations that we have to take into account. >> do you believe you've seen enough? >> well, this latest event is something that we've got to take a look at. but keep in mind also, chris, because i know the american people keep this in mind, we've still got a war going on in afghanistan. >> preoccupied with the war in afghanistan. it really seems like he's sort of cautioning against the u.s. getting involved here. what do you make of his reasoning, ivan? >> reporter: well, it's very clear that the obama administration has been very reluctant to get involved in the syrian conflict which has been going on for more than two years, which has led to the deaths of more than 100,000 people and at least close to 2 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries. today
ask and i demand that president -- the american president, mr. barack obama, as the head of the country that has the strongest presence in the international community, to be responsible at a personal level as well as a country level. >> reporter: the u.n. has sent its high representative for disarmament to damascus to persuade the government to let chemical weapons inspectors to the site of the latest alleged attack. seconds count experts stay if an investigation is to have any chance of success. fred pleitgen, cnn, damascus. >> fred, thank you very much. >>> the anniversary of the march on washington, 50 years ago. we ask, who is the next mlk? does this generation have a voice that can inspire? >>> and he survived world war ii only to be beaten to death in a parking lot when two teens murdered him. we're asking what drives this kind of behavior? people wait for this promotion all year long. and now there are endless ways to love it... from crispy to spicy to savory. [ man ] you cannot make a bad choice. [ male announcer ] red lobster's endless shrimp! as much as you like
. >>> happening now in "newsroom" crisis in syria. president obama steadfast. >> the syrian government, in fact, carried these out. there needs to be international consequences. >> as the drums of war grow louder meeting criticism. >> i don't want to see boots on the ground or us mired in a conflict. >> ahead a former weapons inspector joins us. >>> also, fast food fiasco. >> my name is pamela powell i make $9 an hour. >> pay in priorities. a nationwide strike happening now. >>> plus, made in america -- >> this car is amazing. >> the best story of the day. the ford fusion now completely made in detroit. >> out with the old, in with the ford. >>> you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> and we're happy for detroit. we'll talk about that in a minute. good morning, i'm carol costello. we begin in syria, washington and its allies are facing growing concerns at home and abroad. so, today, the focus shifts to building a consensus. here's the latest. president obama is reportedly bending to the demands of lawmakers and will consult with congress. senator john cornyn will hold a conference call today to
about this being the beginning, not the end. on wednesday, president barack obama will be here along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter along with a lot of hollywood celebrities like jamey foxx, oprah winfrey. they will be marking that 50th anniversary i have a dream speech by martin luther king, jr. >> and chris, there were a number of people who you said had been there in 1963 and a lot of folks who had not. give me the idea of some perspectives from so many of these young people who showed up today who perhaps didn't know anything about the struggles that were the focus of that march 50 years ago. >> one thing that really jumped out at me is how many times up on that stage you heard people say -- and it was a lot of times women who said, women didn't speak at this march 50 years ago. and that's something that just sort of, as someone who was born after that time, i was sort of caught by surprise like, wow, okay, in 1963, this was all run by men. today you saw women have a very big presence. we talked to a lot of young people who said, you know, some of the issues
a senior obama administration official and the british foreign secretary william haig saying that even if the u.n. inspectors get on the ground there, whatever evidence they find is likely to have been corrupted. they say that site has been continuously shelled by the syrian regime over the past several days, which may make any evidence that they find not credible. why are they then so sure in assigning blame saying they are fairly certain there was a chemical weapons attack and that the regime is to blame? it's because what we now learned from a u.s. official is that there was evidence collected, including some tissue samples from that site in the hours and days following the attack. the evidence was collected by multiple international sources and was then being analyzed at a separate location. so we've seen a real change in tone. from what we are hearing from members of congress, they have been in touch with the white house and seem to be prepared for some sort of action. >> perhaps the president could start and then congress needs to resolve it and ascent to it. we've got to move an
weapons attack which president obama blames squarely on the syrian government? jill dougherty is standing by at the white house and, jill, i want to ask you a couple questions here. first of all, we heard from the president. he says no doubt the assad regime used chemical weapons on its own people here. he will be briefing members of congress later in the evening. what do we expect to hear from the president today? >> well, we may not hear anything specifically publicly. this, they have presented at least they have this intelligence estimate, this i should say intelligence report that musters whatever evidence they have that the regime as they would argue did use chemical weapons. they're presenting that to the members of congress. this would be presumably a classified report, and then it is unclassified for the public, and we have been promised that will come out this week. so today is thursday. one more day after this. then they have to decide what to do. suzanne, that's where it gets more complicated because every minute they have to be -- if there is to be a military response, they ha
as the united states scrambles four warships to the region and waits for confirmation that syria president obama's so-called red line. frederick is in the capital of damascus to tell us more. hi, fred. >> yeah, carol, happened shortly after the u.n. inspectors left the hotel that they are staying at. what they have to do, they go into downtown damascus and government-held areas and then they have to cross the front line into rebel-held territory here on the outskirts of damascus. apparently, when their convoy was in the buffer zone between the government area and government-held area that's when the sniper opened fire on their vehicle and disabling the lead of their convoy. that vehicle had to be brought back. now it appears the weapon inspectors are on the ground. on a side note, carol, both sides agreed that there would be a cease-fire going on as the weapon inspectors are on the ground. i want to show you what's going on behind me because still very heavy artillerary fire going on in the outskirts of damascus. that is the area, some of the area wheres these alleged chemical weapon attacks too
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